I am so mean I don't have a Thanksgiving party in class (although we do an all-school potluck the last school night before the break, and I always stay for that).
We did have Awesome Afternoon today. This blended the reliable favorite of crafternoon with some of our better indoor PE toys (the tunnel, etc.).
All of this is just verbiage to my main point:
THE KIDS ALL MADE LITTLE MASKS OUT OF FELT AND THEY WERE SO CUTE.
How cute were they? So cute they still had the masks at least around their necks four hours later at the potluck.
It is also the time of the year when I pull out this fabulous resource and start writing everyone's name out in cartoons.
So in essence, I had a bunch of masked superheroes claiming their names were things like "Super Robot Cat Boy" waving scrolls on which I had written out their names in fancy letters. To top it off, they started doing the superhero hand motions from Readers Workshop. It was everything that makes teaching Kindergarten so neat in one go, and I am truly thankful for that.